Development of an Environmental Management Tool - MTQ Roadway Projects and the Environment

The construction and maintenance of transportation infrastructure has the potential for significant impact on both the natural and human environment, and management of these activities is a highly complex endeavour. In keeping with its commitment to sustainable development, the ministere des Transports du Quebec (MTQ) has produced a guidebook bearing the title L'environnement dans les projets routiers du ministere des Transports du Quebec (MTQ Roadway Projects and the Environment - The Guidebook) as an environmental management tool to ensure a more efficient integration of environmental considerations in the roadway infrastructure project planning process. The distribution of this Guidebook to private sector design firms, municipal civil servants and other government officials, contractors and construction supervisors will contribute to protecting and enhancing the environment, as it includes numerous field-tested methods and techniques having previously obtained the requisite environmental approvals. This guidebook is destined to become the primary training manual for current personnel and the next generation of roadway designers and builders. This document was originally published in French in the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) 2009 Annual Proceedings as "Outil de gestion environnementale - l'environnement dans les projets routiers". The English translation was provided by the authors.This paper was nominated for the 2008 TAC Environmental Achievement Award.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.
  • Monograph Title: 2009 Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Transportation Association of Canada - Transportation in a Climate of Change

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01149368
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: TAC
  • Created Date: Jan 28 2010 7:25AM